Feb 19, 2017

Advances in imaging could deepen knowledge of brain

New imaging techniques enable exploration of the brain in much more detail than ever before, opening the door to greater understanding of neurological problems and possibly new treatments, researchers say. Showcased at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science ...

Feb 16, 2017

Kids with ADHD have some smaller brain regions than normal

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder have several brain regions that are slightly smaller than usual, more evidence that the disorder should be considered a neurological condition, a new study says. The study, the largest review of ADHD patients’ brain scans ever conducted, might also ...

Chicago aquarium euthanizes more than 90-year-old lungfish

Feb 7, 2017

Chicago aquarium euthanizes more than 90-year-old lungfish

An Australian lungfish that entranced visitors to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium for more than 80 years has been euthanized due to old age, the popular tourist attraction announced Monday. Granddad, who was 4-foot-long and weighed 25 pounds, had stopped eating and started showing signs of ...

Your oldest ancestor was a sack-like creature with only one orifice

Jan 31, 2017

Your oldest ancestor was a sack-like creature with only one orifice

Humans’ earliest known relative was likely an egg-shaped creature that ate and expelled from the same gaping orifice some 540 million years ago, scientists reported Monday. Startlingly well-preserved fossils of the tiny beast, dubbed Saccorhytus, were discovered in central China’s Shaanxi province, they reported ...

Jan 25, 2017

Nasty or nice? Study links personality to brain shape

Personality traits such as moodiness or open-mindedness are linked to the shape of one’s brain, a study said Wednesday. Researchers said they found a striking correlation between structural brain differences and five main personality types. “The shape of our brain can itself provide surprising ...

Jan 7, 2017

Human brain's face recognition develops into adulthood: studies

The part of the human brain involved in face recognition keeps developing into adulthood, a pair of new studies found, surprising scientists who thought brain tissue growth stopped in early childhood. Researchers led by Kalanit Grill-Spector, a psychology professor at Stanford University, examined the ...